Saturday, September 1, 2012
Tweens and teens are faced with pressures to conform, to blend in and to play down traits that make them unique and special. When I was a tween I heard that I was too fat, too skinny, too dark, too short, that my smile was not pretty that my hair was too thick and even more critical insults that made me question my worth. I joined Girl Scouts but my family was not able to keep the dues up so I was not able to stay apart of the program. I remember wishing that I could go to a group and feel as though I belonged. I was not like a lot of other kids but as a grown up I realize that was more of a gift than not. Today I am no longer a tween or teen. I realize that my platform as an author allows me to use the knowledge that I give my readers beyond the bookstore. I created a program as a branch of Professionals Against Bullying called "I Love myself because..." This group has a format for fun, advocacy and leadership training. We empower girls to grow into their quirks and realize that what makes a person truly beautiful is being pretty both on the inside and outside. If you know someone who might want to be enrolled in one of our modules. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Read Something Great!